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Correlational findings

Study Gruber & Mullainathan (2006): study CA 1985

Public:
+15 aged, general public, Canada, 1985-1998
Survey name:
CN-GSS pooled waves
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 100663
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Marital status
Our Classification
Distribution
a: 55%, b: 8%, c: 14%,
Related specification variables
Operationalization
a: Married  (vs not)
b: Separated/divorced (vs not)
c: Widowed (vs not)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j b = +/+                      Happiness (dummies)
                    very   somewhat  unhappy

Married             +.18    -.08      -.10
O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j b = +/+ Separated/divorced  +.18    -.08      -.10 O-HL-c-sq-v-4-j b = +/+ Widowed              +.18    -.08      -.10

b controlled for
- Personal characteristics
  - Education
  - Household Income Quartile
  - Personal Income Quartile
  - Household size
  - Unemployment rate
  - Church attendance
  - Foreign born
  - Housing type
  - Dwelling ownership
  - Spoken language
  - Age*sex
- Contextual characteristics
  - cigarette tax rate
  - year dummies

Unaffected by propensity to smoke